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Last year pt17 brought you ground-breaking technologies from 12 of our global partners – with UK exclusive demonstrations of Convergence, EV and VR products plus much more.

This year, pt18 is going to be our most original event to date. Join us on June 15th to experience future technologies from some of the world’s leading brands – you won’t want to miss this.

1 day | 5 speakers | 20 technology partners

Innovation is at the forefront of pt18. This year you’ll get exclusive insight on industry leading technology, see presentations from 3 key global partners and experience talks from our guest speakers Jamie Bartlett and Will Greenwood.

Like last year, you can expect to get hands-on with the latest in AR/VR technologies, as well as experience some of the up-coming automation technologies from the EV (Electric Vehicle) market leaders.

The event will be fully-catered all day and into the evening, be sure to stick around after the event for the pt18 after party.

  • 09:15 - 09:30
    event opens
  • 10:00 - 10:15
  • 10:15 - 10:45
    Jamie Bartlett
  • 10:45 - 11:15
  • 11:15 - 12:00
    Sarah Shields, Dell EMC
  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • 13:00 - 13:30
    Neil Sawyer, HP
  • 13:30 - 14:15
    hands-on tech
  • 14:15 - 14:45
    David Tweedale and Liam Hopwood, Mimecast
  • 14:45 - 15:15
    Will Greenwood
  • 15:15 - 15:30
  • 15:30 - 16:00
    event close + prizes
  • 19:00 - 00:30
    after party
the speakers.
  • Jamie Bartlett guest speaker Author of the factual bestseller 'The Dark Net', journalist and an engaging TED speaker, Jamie Bartlett lights up the hidden corners of the internet to reveal the strange subcultures and protagonists that inhabit it – from Bitcoin miners to neo-Nazis. His areas of expertise range from internet culture and ‘The Dark Net’, social media research ethics, cryptocurrency and the reform to RIPA 2000.
  • Will Greenwood guest speaker With a professional career that spanned 11 years and 55 international caps will established a reputation as an unsurpassed mid-field creator. He was an integral part of England’s victorious World Cup campaign of 2003, a character and leader in one of the most successful team dynamics seen in recent times. His business credentials are equally impressive.
  • Sarah Shields DellEMC Sarah Shields is one of the leading female businesswomen in the UK. Sarah has been at Dell EMC since 2008 and has traversed through the company's consumer, retail, small business and now channel organisations. A strong track record of success, growth and strong leadership, Sarah is known for her sharp thinking, sense of humour and drive for success.
  • David & Liam mimecast David and Liam have been members of the Mimecast Channel Team for over 3 years, focused on developing the relationship between Mimecast and MSP's and developing new security solutions. The duo will take the stage to discuss the evolving threat landscape, what can be done to secure the future of IT and talk about how mimecast can assist in the design and architecture of solutions that help keep customer's safe.
  • Neil Sawyer HP Neil Sawyer leads the UK&I Channel for HP in the UK. sales Responsible for all aspects of HP's Printing, Personal Systems, Mobility and Software Solutions portfolio as well as Distribution, Corporate SI’s, ISV’s and the SME/Education reseller channel, Neil also carries the revenue responsibility for the Education and Mid-Market End User Sales team.
tweets from #pt17
use #pt18 to be featured on our Social Media this year and on the interactive display during the event. The best tweets will be entered into a prize draw at the end of the day.
Loved seeing all the new tech cars! Even if I could afford one would be a real struggle to drive it
Chelsey Dewis
Chelsey Dewis @chelseydewisx
one of the top reasons I came, commercial VR is gonna be BIG next decade!
Chelsey Dewis
lellis2k @lellis2k
Delighted to be a guest speaker at great event, they even provided the sunshine
Chelsey Dewis
Eanna ODowd @EannaAtDellEMC
what to expect at pt18.
  • AI.
    AI changes the world. There is no doubt that digital applications are becoming increasingly complex and capable. In the USA, AI is already being used to fashion legal documents, doctors are using AI for diagnosis and treatment. Whether the digital assistant is called Alexa, Cortana or Siri, a measure of AI is always involved. At pt18 visitors can see how the unlimited opportunities offered by AI translate into new business.
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality.
    By 2018, the total number of active virtual reality users is expected to reach 171 million. Revenue generated from virtual reality products worldwide is forecast to reach £4 billion by that time. In less than 10 years, the global market is expected to rival today’s market for PCs. And indeed, there appear to be no limits on the commercial benefits attached to using VR. pt18 will feature the latest innovations in Augmented and Virtual Reality.
  • Blockchain.
    2017 was an exciting year for Blockchain. Today, we see adopters in business environments in nearly every industry, ranging from financial and banking, through to manufacturing and supply chain all the way to intellectual property, healthcare or real estate. At pt18 you’ll see not only see the disruptive potential of Blockchain, but some of the latest currencies and applications using this decentralised and forgery-proof database.
  • Drones.
    Until just a few years ago, drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) were restricted to military use. Today they’re a mass phenomenon. Controlled via smartphone and equipped with high-resolution cameras, they have applications for business as well as personal use. The potential is huge – and is likely to grow at a rapid pace. At pt18 you can gets hands on with the latest drone technology from the world’s leading brands.
  • Hyperconvergence.
    IT infrastructure has previously relied on interoperability between network, compute, storage and control but this approach adds complexity and cost. A converged design can reduce recurring costs for power, cooling and space whilst making support much easier through a ‘single pane of glass’. At pt18 find out more about what Hyperconvergence is and how future converged technology can help you achieve simplicity.
  • IoT.
    Everything is online: by 2020 some 50 billion devices will be connected – resulting in countless new applications, business ideas and opportunities. Connected devices are appearing everywhere, transforming business models and our daily lives. From smart homes to smart offices, welcome to the IoT era. At pt18 learn more about the future of SMART everything, see the latest products and find out what IoT will mean to you.
  • Mobility.
    Uber, Mytaxi, eMobility, autonomous driving and global car manufacturers that are metamorphosing into mobility service providers: In an age of digitisation, the face of mobility is changing faster than almost any other sector of industry. In the future, cars will no longer merely be a means of going from A to B, they will also function as data providers, Internet nodes and a place for entertainment. pt18 will demonstrate the face of smart mobility in our digital future.
  • Security.
    Cyber-security is one of the country’s biggest concerns, and will be one of the technology sectors biggest markets moving into 2018. Cybercrime, the Dark Web, hackers: Illegal attacks on corporate and data networks are causing billions of pounds. At pt18 discover how our 3-tier security model, backed by leading security products, stops cyber-crime in business from inception all the way through to end-point.
download the official pt18 wallpaper
  • Irfan Kazi.
    ‘Best event ever attended. Best vendors/organised event. Friendly staff.’
  • David Greene.
    ‘Fantastic event as always, very informative and educational.’
  • Joshua Hill.
    ‘Excellent event, with even better company. Had a great time and learned along the way. Thanks!’
the after party. the after party

The after party starts just after the day event closes and will bigger and better than ever. Bring the family along for a night filled with entertainment from a live band, DJ, close up magician and much more.

Wind down and let loose on the dancefloor, the pt18 summer after party is going to be the biggest party of the year. The bar will be FREE* so remember to leave the car at home and have an amazing time.

*5x drinks vouchers will be provided per person

where to find us
pure technology group ltd, Chapelthorpe Hall, Church Lane, Wakefield, WF4 3JB.
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